1,456 ft
Distance
235 ft
Climb
-5 ft
Descent
00:06:36
Avg time

Far Side Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Fernie
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - October
  • Global Ranking
    #19865 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Far Side is an alternate, much tougher climb than the new Swine climb above the powerline. It's also a descent, but the section below the powerline has been decommissioned

Access Info

Once you have climbed Swine Up New, it kicks you out onto Far Side on the powerline.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Far Side bike trail
  • Altitude change
    230 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,762 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,992 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,762 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,992 ft
  • Grade
    15.775%
  • Grade max
    -8.323%
  • Grade min
    31.35%
  • Distance climb
    1,323 ft
  • Distance down
    63 ft
  • Distance flat
    69 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:57
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Status:
on Sep 11, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to far-side-30552 trailhead (49.531330, -115.064060)
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      Far Side Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 7:27am
      Sep 11, 2019
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Sep 1, 2019
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      Good condition. No longer the primary way up with the new Swine Climb now rideable, but you can still climb or descend it above the powerline. ...
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 9:54am
      Jun 23, 2019
      Far Side down is closed. some of the old Far Side is now repurposed for the new Swine Flu climb. new switchbacks and routing make the climb much...
      Jun 7, 2019 @ 2:17pm
      Jun 7, 2019
      reporter Very tough up
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 722 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 299 rides
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      Photos

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      1 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:38am
      Jul 31, 2019
      605 |
      May 15, 2012 @ 5:30pm
      May 15, 2012
      | 1 comments

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      Far Side - Fernie, BC | Mountain Biking
      4:30 | 144 | May 6, 2018 , Fernie
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